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Morocco’s record of social & human development, progress over past 15 years – David Bloom

. * Part II of series examining economic, social, & human development progress in Morocco * . David S. Bloom, MAC July 28, 2014 July 30 marks the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI’s ascension to the throne. In evaluating the accomplishments of an American President, one often asks: “are you better off now than you were four years ago?” The following images will demonstrate just how much Morocco has ...

The French are Reorganizing Security in an Increasingly Troubled Region – The Eonomist

. * Six years ago… a defense review concluded that France should concentrate less on bilateral defense ties to ex-colonies in French-speaking Africa and more on a ‘strategic arc’ of instability from North Africa to the Horn of Africa and the Gulf… The threat has grown since the fall of Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi, and the focus has also shifted geographically: towards a desert ‘motorway’ that reaches from the porous borders ...

Decentralizing to Municipalities in Arab Spring Countries – Newsblaze, Yossef Ben-Meir

. * “Morocco was perhaps the earliest champion of decentralization in the Middle East and North Africa, starting from 2008… a key factor in explaining Morocco’s relative political and social stability during the Arab Spring.” * . Yossef Ben-Meir Newsblaze July 17, 2014 Decentralization — as a way of structuring public administration, in order to give local people and communities more control over their own affairs and to promote human ...

Morocco to Raise School Standards – Magharebia

. * Moroccan Rahma Chami, 42, a civil servant and mother of two, and others are counting on the Higher Council for National Education to overhaul the system. * . Magharebia, by Siham Ali (Rabat, Morocco, July 18, 2014) — Morocco just launched a new body to deal with problems affecting the education sector. The Higher Council for Education, Training and Scientific Research new body aims to address long-standing problems. ...

Photographing Morocco: John Glenn, First American to Orbit Earth, Turns 93 – Time Magazine

. “This picture of the Atlas Mountain range in Morocco was taken during the first orbit of the Friendship 7 flight on February 20, 1962. Since this was the first U.S. manned orbital flight, this was the first landmass picture taken following launch approximately 23 minutes earlier.” — John Glenn, US Astronaut, on photo he snapped during historic space flight of Friendship 7 . Time Magazine, Lightbox, by Mia Tramz ...
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